Star Spangled Banner's 2nd Verse
O thus be it ever, when free men shall stand
Between their loved homes and the war's desolation;
Blest with vict'ry and peace, may the heav'n-res-cued land
Praise the Pow'r that hath made and preserved us a nation!
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just;
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust!"
And the star spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.
Words: Francis Scott Key, 1779-1834
Music: Origin Unknown, 18th Century; attr. John Stafford Smith, 1750-1836
"Some trust in chariots and ...horses, but we trust in ... God"
Psalm 20:7 NIV